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The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

Updated March 11, 2021 326.1k votes 18.0k voters 128.7k views583 items

List RulesOnly individual people. No bands or group acts. Vote up the entertainers who put on the most riveting live shows.

When it comes to the greatest entertainers of all time, we're truly blessed to live in an age where technology allows us access to so many of these greats. Here you'll find a list of famous live entertainers who put on some of the best shows in recent history. Among them you'll find perhaps the most entertaining people on the planet, from singers to comedians.

Of course, many of the greatest entertainers to date were singers or musicians, or even dancing singers, such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince. However, you also have to consider top comedians and TV personalities, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson, respectively. 

Join the conversation about which were the best entertainers ever by voting for your favorites. Whether you were lucky enough to actually see one of their shows in person or have just enjoyed their talents through recordings, which ones do you think rank among the greatest entertainers ever to set foot on a stage?

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    Johnny Cash

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    Charlie Chaplin

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    Elvis Presley

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    Lucille Ball

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    Ray Charles

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    Jimi Hendrix

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    Louis Armstrong

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    Alfred Hitchcock

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    Audrey Hepburn

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